Ukrainian squad Chief Coach Assistant Andriy Shevchenko named the reasons for inviting 37-year-old midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk to the national team, noted the importance of the midfielders Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevgen Konoplyanka and praised Germany's national team, the main rival of Ukraine.
"What can be effective in the match with the Germans? First of all, fast attack. We have very good flank players. So I expect a strong game from Yevhen Konoplyanka and Andriy Yarmolenko. But if our team will play in unison and at the same time aggressively, then I think we have a chance to win German squad" dynamo.kiev.ua quotes Shevchenko.
"Every German national team player can create us a big problem and it's not just forwards. Our opponent’s team is very well-balanced, as it has the bench players equal to those of the main lineup”, Shevchenko says.
“Of course, Muller stands out of the team. But it doesn’t mean that he is our only problem. In this regard, we have not really drawn our attention to the staffing problems of the German team, of which we are aware. This team will always have players who will be able to fully replace the incapacitated partner".